"Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man."

Thomas Fuller
 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Sayings and Proverbs

 


He turns not back who is bound to a star.
- Leonardo Da Vinci

The present is the point at which time touches eternity.
- C. S. Lewis

Never assume the obvious is true.
-
William Safire

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
-
George Bernard Shaw

Every madman thinks that all the rest of the world is mad.
- Latin Proverb

Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.
- Marcus Valerius Martialis

Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.
- Mark Twain

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!
- Luke 6:26

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. - Ayn Rand

Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
-
Arthur Helps

Good advice costs nothing and is worth the price.
-
Walter A. Benz

The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living.
-
Charles Kettering

Change is inevitable, but it is in us to control its content and directions.
- Indira Ganghi

If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
-
George Bernard Shaw

The true university these days is a collection of books.
- Thomas Carlyle

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Thou mayst as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading. It is thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.
- Thomas Fuller

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman thinks of the next generation.
- James Freeman Clarke


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